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obama speaking at martha's vineyard where he is on vacation. >> this morning we notify the egyptian government we are cancelling our baena annual joint military exercise scheduled for next month. i have asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as the siri with respect to the u.s.-egyptian relationship. of the u.s.yers give egypt about $2 billion a year in military and economic aid. thators mccain and levin we should cut off military aid. under the foreign assistance act, if they had called this a military coup, we would have had to cut off aid. is it time to call this a coup? >> it is time to change the law. in foreign affairs, there have to be situations in which the executive has discretion. when there was a coup in mali a year ago, we follow the law and cut off aid. a year later, we had to rush in and help the french to resist the jihad against the capital. what the president is trying to do is a thread a needle, to not cut off aid yet, as a way to exert leverage. all, all of the a
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